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Catch-22 (1970) - B-25 Mitchell take-offs - HD

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For me is this the best "take off" scene than any other war film has. They used 18 original B-25's, 17 flyable. Since WW2 this was the biggest B-25 'meeting'. Enjoy! Copyright Disclaimer: Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for "fair use" for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing. Non-profit, educational or personal use tips the balance in favor of fair use.
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Steve D (7 days ago)
This is aviation porn.
Michael McKenzie (2 months ago)
This rivals the real plane action in Twelve O'Clock High, but that was filmed soon after WWII (and of course was B-17s)
TM Rezzek (7 months ago)
Love the shot beginning at 1:00. Cinematographer David Watkin placed the camera at the opposite end of the runway and used a long lens and the result is amazing--the planes just seem to float past the tower. This scene and the later scene when Milo has the airfield bombed should have gotten Watkin an Academy Award nomination.
cris gra (10 months ago)
Korea next ,c u soon fat boy..
Jack Northrup (10 months ago)
I am 95 and I flew B-25's in WWII. This scene from Catch 22 always gets me goosebumps in spades. Major USAF retired.
Stephen Hemmert (17 days ago)
A job well done Mr. Northrup. My father, Harold Hemmert, was an engineer gunner on B-25's in Italy. He was with the 321st Bomb Group, 446th Squadron. He flew there January 1945 to the end of the war. His primary crew assignment was on "My Georgia Peach," tail number 43-3989. His Bob Wing has a website. Many of his missions are annotated on the site. I've been able to locate the details of 31 of his missions, which were flown as an engineer gunner on fifteen different planes. I was able to sit in the co-pilot seat of a B-25J several years ago at the Olympia, WA airport for a donation of $5. Talk about cramped seating. It never occurred to me until sitting in that B-25 the top turret was so confining. Much narrower than the width of the fuselage. Again, Mr. Northrup, a job well done.
mike sergo (3 months ago)
bigroy38 (1 year ago)
🖕 😀!!!
jaberie308 (1 year ago)
Delicious! Watch them crab right upon wheels up because of crosswind from starboard on takeoff. This is a rich scene with great field and depth of view. You could almost mistake this for 70mm print, like a voyage on the sand in Lawrence of Arabia.
Ernest Gross (1 year ago)
Ah, those were the days before CGI!
Ryan Tracey (1 year ago)
Yossarian lives
Hoyt Clagwell (1 year ago)
Mike Nichols originally wanted 36 of these bombers to make up a full squadron but had to settle for 18 for budgetary reasons. This is aviation porn!
Hoyt Clagwell (1 year ago)
Mike Nichols originally wanted 36 of these bombers to make up a full squadron but had to settle for 18 for budgetary reasons. This is aviation porn!
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alitlweird (1 year ago)
Adrian R (2 years ago)
What movie is there scene from?
Dale Platt (2 years ago)
Catch 22
Nu Pagadii (2 years ago)
What movie it is?
RobinDeBanque (2 years ago)
RemoVegas (2 years ago)
NOW That Is BAD ASS SHIT There - That's The Way Ya MAKE A FUCKING Aviation War Movie.. Ala - ( Battle Of Britain )… NOT This CGI SHIT That They Put Together TODAY… There Are Enough 17's 25's A-26's & 51's & 47's 38's To Make A Great Movie… I Hope That Speilberg & Hanks Are Going To Do Just That For - "8th Air Force"… If NOT Count Me OUT - I Won't Even Watch That CGI SHIT For 5 Minutes… "Red Tais" Was A Fucking JOKE - Spend The MONEY And PAY The FREIGHT, For The Pilots And The Actual Hardware… Otherwise The Movie Will Flop For SURE, PERIOD End Of Story….
Terry Teed (1 year ago)
RemoVegas I heard that they found all the original planes from the original BOB movie. One of the directors stored them in a barn as he took them in payment. they've all been found and won't take much to get flying again.
Paul Feldioreanu (1 year ago)
an angry crazy person :))
RemoVegas (1 year ago)
Paul Feldioreanu (1 year ago)
you write like a crazy person
Bluenose352 (2 years ago)
What's nice is, quite a few of the B-25s that flew in the movie, still fly today.
SgtBaker16 (1 year ago)
except they got it wrong. watch thirty seconds over Tokyo.
Kiryu 1095 (2 years ago)
+Bluenose352 and they all did it well which is something you don't see or even seen it happen
Bluenose352 (2 years ago)
+Kiryu 1095 One of those rare moments in history of B-25s taking off of a carrier deck. One of three or four times, including the actual Doolittle Raid, in history.
Kiryu 1095 (2 years ago)
even In the Pearl Harbor movie when they did the Doolittle raid I love how they took off
hamtrak (2 years ago)
gbs1x (2 years ago)
CGI can't match that!!
0000 0000 (1 year ago)
not yet...
ArchMadman (2 years ago)
+gbs1x you got that right
Michael Difani (3 years ago)
One of my favorite movies by the late great director, Mike Nichols, who died at 83.  I read the Heller novel in 1962, just after arriving at my army duty station at a chopper base near Frankfurt, W. Germany.  Guaymas, Mexico, on the western shore was where the movie was filmed.  Some of the B-25s were flown by pilots who flew them in '44-'45. 25 yrs. after VE and VJ days.   Years ago the LA Times had a photo of the man who designed and put the B25s into production showing him reaching up to a prop blade.
George Washington (3 years ago)
Wauw, so WW2 pilot veterans flew them again in this movie? Did not know that. Awesome.